Friday

Diorama Progress

It's been a little while since I last posted and I am aware I have been slack in replying to all your comments, for this I apologise. At this late stage I probably won't get round to it, but I thank you for them and for continuing to drop by.

I have finally found a few moments to take photos of my diorama progress so far, though they are not the best. However, they will give you an idea of what I have been doing so far . . . and there's so much more to come.


This is the gold room, with a salmon coloured carpet which I have decided to use with another room in future. I am also working on a small half round side table with a pink marble top to go under the back window.


I'm happier with this carpet, though it's only made of paper as a test run. I will re-print it on fabric at a later date.


I still need to re-paint the skirting boards so they are nice and white like the window frames. I am really happy with the marble floor though. The gold and grey furniture is available in raw form from Fairy Meadow Miniatures.


With the room box walls reversed and the grey furniture which will eventually be used in my Fleur & Ruben diorama. The ice mint furniture below, was made from kits I purchased from Etsy (sorry I cannot remember the name of the store). The carpet is also made of paper, and which I will re-print on fabric.


You can see more clearly the garden scenes I have used outside the windows. I made these by using photos of gardens I found on the internet, printing them out on A4 paper then gluing it to crocodile board. Hubby made me wooden stands to slot them in, which is great, because I can change them as I need.

My models were my Kurhn Fashion Week Sweet Lolita and my Integrity Toys Poppy Parker™ Gardens of Versailles. Well that's it for today my lovelies.


Thursday

Keeping Wall Art in 1:6 Scale

When selecting wall art for your diorama, size is nearly as important as the composition of the piece. An improperly sized picture can either overwhelm a room or allow the room to overwhelm it, neither of which is aesthetically pleasing.

Tall, narrow walls will work best with art of a similar shape, created in a portrait, or vertical orientation, while horizontal wall spaces like a hallway, work best with landscape oriented artwork. 

As a general rule, for a wall with no furniture the art (including the frame width if it has one) should take up approx. 66% of the space. This will prevent it from looking lost and allow the remaining area of wall to frame the piece nicely.

When hanging over furniture like a sofa, table, etc. the art should be 75% the width of the furniture. Over the fireplace mantle, it's best not to extend wider than the width of the fireplace opening.

To determine what the height of a piece to choose for a bare wall, keep in mind it should be hung with the center point at the eye-level of your doll . . . don't hang it too high or too low!


If you find several pieces within the same color palette or story which you particularly like, or to display your own mini photography in frames, you can group together those which are all the same size, or create real visual interest by grouping together pieces of varying sizes.

Music is the story behind this gallery composition.

Tip:
If you choose to do a gallery wall, lay the pieces out on the floor first, allowing the same separation between each one, then measure the total groupings height and width and make sure it follows the same guidelines above for filling up your space.


NOTE: All photos were sourced from Pinterest.